Stanko, Tomasz - Lontano

SKU 28-ECM1980
Tomasz Stanko-trumpet, Marcin Wasilewski piano, Slawomir Kurkiewicz-double-bass, Michal Miskiewicz-drums.

"Lontano is full of the paradoxes embodied by all great music: of silence being given voice; of time simultaneously expanded, condensed, and brought to a full stop; and of the pains and joys of souls far away re-created in the listener’s heart. As was true of Soul of Things and Suspended Night, his first two records with this almost telepathic trio, it is the best thing Tomasz Stanko has done."-Richard Lehnert, Stereophile

"A European free-jazz pioneer who played in Komeda’s groundbreaking quintet and Alex von Schlippenbach’s Globe Unity Orchestra, the 64-year-old Stanko nonetheless remains faithful to melody, albeit fractured, and internal harmonic structure. He builds tension in his music by abstractly aligning those elements at often exquisitely unhurried but not exactly relaxed tempos and in vast, yet somehow intimate spaces, and also by injecting the occasional mercurial run after long-held-notes and legato phrases. Wasilewski, Kurkiewicz, and Miskiewicz, who have recorded together as Trio, are as in-synch with Stanko as Herbie Hancock, Ron Carter, and Tony Williams were with Miles Davis, whose bittersweet expressiveness Stanko neatly matches."-Derek Richardson, The Absolute Sound
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